Hey. I have TM-U220D printer installed in my computer. I have installed drivers yet i cant print anything even my test page. Am running windows XP. The status of the printer is showing ready./ When i send anything, it hangs in a que but its not printing.
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Re: cant print even test page
Hit "start" and go to Printers and Faxes. In the side bar, choose add a printer, follow the instructions in the wizard to automatically, install and use the printer. Also check and make sure that you have any software that comes with the printer, as some of them need it in order to run. If all else fails, uninstall the printer by selecting it in the Printer and Faxes, right clicking and select DELETE. Then follow the above steps to reinstall it.
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The Epson works fairly well with XP. It is to be connected to
a parallel port, usually LPT1
using an IEEE certified parallel printer cable. The computer BIOS
setting is best set for standard parallel port, SPP, bi-directional port
or similar. If possible, do not set it to ECP or EPP or ECP & EPP.
The only native driver for the printer is on the Windows CP CD. Install
using the Add Printer wizard.
The Epson LQ-860 drivers, and a few others, can be used. Using these
drivers, you will discover that the printer actually has some resident
fonts (in printer ROM) that are not accessible from the Stylus
driver. However, with this driver, graphics printing quality is
Windows 9x drivers _cannot be used_.
Let us know.
"the_best_of_fools" <email@example.com> wrote in
:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
: for this printer model (the Epson drivers are too old and not
: computer doesn't detect the new hardware with Plug and Play when
: (don't know why) so I had to manually Add Hardware (Printer Port) with
: Hardware Wizard. I'm not sure how to recognize if the LPT1 port is
: not and set up properly in the BIOS? I read something about having to
: parallel port to ESP or ECP depending on the printer's requirement
: don't know) in the BIOS?
: Everytime I send a test page or print from a command prompt or WordPad
: nothing happens for 1-2 minutes and then I get a "Printer Out of
: message in the pop-up. Of course, the printer has enough paper (and I
: print a sefl-test page from the printer). I also tried with another
: cable and it still doesn't work. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling
: printer's driver many time and it's still not printing.
The problem by doing this is that not all Parallel to USB cables work right out of the box with your equipment.
What you need to do first is make sure that your computer sees the device through the cable. Then when it prompts you for the drivers for the printer install the driver set (parallel) the connection should not matter at this point. However the step of the computer detecting the device first is very important.
hello, make sure there is paper in machine, turn machine off, hold the paper feed button, turn machine on, it will print the configuration of machine. adjust serial port setting on computer for baud rate. to change the baud rate on printer, you will need the user guide.
You can connect it using a SERIAL NULL MODEM cable, You can download the driver from epsonexpert.com after you register they will send you username and password to login, go to technical resources and select printer model and download the APD304E driver
This definitely sounds like a driver issue because you are able to print a test page so that tells us the computer is successfully communicating with the printer port. What is happening here is the Computer is communicating with the printer through the Operating System (Windows or Apple etc) but the driver IN the software for the POS is not. You didn't mention the computer Operating System you are using or the POS software but the dates of each are ctitical.
The tm-u220d is a high speed printer so make sure you set your LPT1 settings for High Speed Bi Directional printing. (You do this in the Printers Configuration area.)
As far as a driver, check the dates of the driver and look for updates. If you like what I've told you so far then let me know and I'll be glad to assist you further.
On the PC that will not display printer status correctly, pls run MSCONFIG (start, run, type "msconfig", OK); in the System Configuration Utility Window, click on the tab Startup, see if the EPSON Status Monitor is present and checked.
If it is not present, check if you have Lavasoft Ad-Watch or similar program running. This prevents the EPSON Status Monitor from registering and running correctly. If such a program is running, temporarily remove Automatic setting and reinstall the EPSON Status Monitor. Accept any registry modification at this point. Restore all settings once installation is finished.
If still a no go, try wiggling the parallel connector a bit and make sure it is snug and fit.
If all else fails, you may have to consider:
Installing to only 1 PC, share and make it a print server assuming you have networked all your PCs; or
re-installing Windows (Ouch!)
Hope things work out for you. Pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.